THE LARKINS COMPLETE SIXTH SERIES ARRIVES ON DVD THIS MONTH
More sitcom hilarity with Ma and Pa Larkin comes our way this month as the sixth and final series of the popular 1950′s and 60′s comedy is released on DVD by Network.
Starring David Kossoff (father of legendary and troubled rock guitarist Paul Kossoff) and Peggy Mount in their best-known TV roles, series six finds the Larkins – hen-pecked but crafty Alf and his formidable wife Ada – busy running their café and B&B in their own inimitable fashion, with former neighbour Hetty Prout helping out in the kitchen. Skilful attempts to dodge the rent by long-term lodger Osbert, and the tempting charms of a rival café’s new waitress are only a few of the problems facing the couple this time around.
This classic early ATV sitcom was created by Clapham-born Fred Robinson and based upon his youthful scripts for plays about a fictional Cockney family. With skilful comic playing and a script that ATV production controller Bill Ward described as the funniest he had ever read, The Larkins inspired great affection throughout its six year run. First broadcast in 1964, these 7 final episodes have been transferred from the original film telerecordings specifically for this release.